2017 Ellis County Fair Schedule

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Saturday, July 8
8 a.m.Ellis County Rodeo Pageant, Rodeo Arena
Monday, July 10
All DayOnline Entry Submission Deadline
Wednesday, July 12
6 p.m.“Pizza Break” sponsored by Commerce Bank
Work Night - Ellis County Fairgrounds
7 p.m.Superintendents Meeting - Schenk
4-H Ag/Livestock Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 13
3 p.m.Fashion Revue Judging & Life Skills Judging - Unrein Family Building
6:30 p.m.Public Fashion Revue - Unrein Family Building
Friday, July 14
3 p.m.Enter 4-H & Open Dog Show entries - no entries accepted after July 10
3:45 p.m.4-H & Open Dog Show - Unrein Building
Saturday, July 15
7:30-8 a.m.Register for Open Class Horse Show
8:30 a.m.Open Class Horse Show - Rodeo Arena
7 p.m.Car Races @ RPM Speedway
Sunday, July 16
7:30-8 a.m.Register for 4-H Horse Show
8-8:30 a.m.4-H Horse Photos
8:30 a.m.4-H Horse Show - Rodeo Arena
7 p.m.Car Races @ RPM Speedway
Monday, July 17
2 p.m.4-H Visual Arts/Heritage Arts/Clothing Construction Judging
2 p.m.4-H Photography Judging
2-7 p.m.Check in ALL entries (except food/crops/horticulture/floriculture)
6-8 p.m.Enter/weigh all 4-H & OC livestock (beef/sheep/swine/goat)
7 p.m.Schenk Building closes
7-8 p.m.Enter 4-H Rabbit & Poultry
8-8:30 p.m.Enter Open Class Rabbits & Poultry
Tuesday, July 18
Golden Egg Hunt Clue Released, sponsored by Eagle Communications
7-9 a.m.Exhibitor Breakfast - 4-H Food Stand
8 a.m.4-H & Open Poultry Show & Meat Pen Photos
8-9 a.m.Enter crops, horticulture, wheat show and open class foods
9:30 a.m.Begin 4-H Conference Judging - All Areas
9:30 a.m.Schenk Building closed to public until 7 p.m. for judging
10 -11:30Lifeskills Judging/Animal Mgt. Skill-a-Thon - Deuschfest Hall
10 a.m.4-H Food Sale begins
5-9 p.m.Professor Farquar - Midway
5-10 p.m.Commercial Exhibits open in Unrein Family Building
5 p.m.-midnightRC Cars sponsored by Hays Hobby Shop - Midway
5:30-10 p.m.Big Shoes Entertainment in Unrein Family Building (Face painting and clown)
5:30–10 p.m.Hedrick’s Petting Zoo
6 p.m.Ventriloquist Kevin Horner Live - Midway
6 p.m.Warrior Motorsports Monster Truck Rides
6-7:30 p.m.Ag Education Night - Midway
6-10 p.m.Pride of Texas Carnival - Armband Night
6:30 p.m.Mutton Busting - sign up at the SW corner of Rodeo Arena -60 lb. weight limit
7 p.m.Old Timer's Fitting & Showing - Livestock Arena
7-10 p.m.Schenk Building opens for public viewing
7 p.m.Rodeo Queen Coronation @ Rodeo Arenas
7 p.m.KPRA Rodeo @ Rodeo Arena - “Tough Enough To Wear Pink Night”
8 p.m.Ventriloquist Kevin Horner Live - Midway
8:30 p.m.Wes Cossman @ Midway Stage
Wednesday, July 19
7-8 a.m.Swine Photos
8 a.m.4-H & Open Rabbit Show & Meat Pen Photos
8-9:30 a.m.Enter Floriculture @ Schenk Building
8:30 a.m.4-H & Open Youth Swine Show
10 a.m.-10 p.m.Schenk Building opens for public viewing
10 a.m.Floriculture judging begins
12:45 p.m.Check in Small Pet entries
1 p.m.4-H Small Pets Show - Schenk Building
2:30 p.m.Check in 4-H Cat entries
3 p.m.4-H Cat Show - Schenk Building
5-6 p.m.4-H Sheep & Meat Goat Photos
5 p.m.4-H & Open Youth Dairy Goat / Meat Goat Show followed by 4-H & Open Youth Sheep Show - Livestock Arena
5-10 p.m.Commercial Exhibits open in Unrein Family Building
5-9 p.m.Professor Farquar - Midway
5-midnightRC Cars sponsored by Hays Hobby Shop - Midway
5:30-10 p.m.Big Shoes Entertainment in Unrein Family Building (Face painting and clown)
5:30-10 p.m. Hedrick’s Petting Zoo
6 p.m.Ventriloquist Kevin Horner Live - Midway
6 p.m.Warrior Motorsports Monster Truck Rides
6-8 p.m.Safety Fair sponsored by Ellis County Drug Enforcement on Midway
6-10 p.m. Pride of Texas Carnival - Armband night
6:30 p.m. Mutton Busting - sign up at the SW corner of rodeo arena - 60 lb. weight limit
7 p.m.KPRA Rodeo @ Rodeo Arena - “Patriotic Night”
8 p.m.Ventriloquist Kevin Horner Live - Midway
8:30 p.m. Sly Ridge @ Midway Stage
Thursday, July 20
9 a.m.-Noon4-H Foods Challenge - Deutschfest Hall & Unrein Family Building Kitchen
9 a.m.-NoonFun at the Fair Tours – led by 4-H Ambassadors (Must pre-register for these tours. Contact the Ellis Extension Office, 628-9430 for more information.
10 a.m.-10 p.m.Schenk Building opens for public viewing
2 p.m.Lego Bricks Building Contest – Deutschfest Hall (Entry form and Rules)
5 p.m. Free Root Beer Floats - sponsored by Midland Marketing - Livestock Show Arena
5-5:30 p.m.Dairy, Beef & Bucket Calf Photos
5 p.m.4-H Dairy Show - Livestock Arena; immediately following - 4-H Beef Show
5-10 p.m.Commercial Exhibits open in Unrein Family Building
5-9 p.m.Professor Farquar - Midway
5-midnightRC Cars sponsored by Hays Hobby Shop - Midway
5:30-10 p.m.Big Shoes Entertainment in Unrein Family Building (Face painting and clown)
5:30-10 p.m.Hedrick’s Petting Zoo
6 p.m.Ventriloquist Kevin Horner Live - Midway
6 p.m.Warrior Motorsports Monster Truck Rides
6-10 p.m. Pride of Texas Carnival - Armband night
7 p.m.Ag Olympics - Rodeo Arena
8 p.m.Ventriloquist Kevin Horner Live - Midway
8:30 p.m. Pastmasters @ Midway Stage
Friday, July 21
8:30 a.m.Register for 4-H Livestock Judging Contest - Livestock Arena
9 a.m.4-H Livestock judging contest begins
10 a.m.-10 p.m.Schenk Building opens for public viewing
4 p.m.4-H Champion Fitting & Showing Contest - Livestock Arena
4:30-7 p.m.4-H BBQ - Deutschfest Hall (enter through East door)
5-10 p.m.Commercial Exhibits open in Unrein Family Building
5 p.m.-midnightRC Cars sponsored by Hays Hobby hop - Midway
5-9 p.m.Professor Farquar - Midway
5:30-10 p.m.Big Shoes Entertainment in Unrein Family Building (Face painting and clown)
5:30-10 p.m.Hedrick’s Petting Zoo
6 p.m.Ventriloquist Kevin Horner Live - Midway
6 p.m.Warrior Motorsports Monster Truck Rides
6 p.m.4-H Livestock Sale - Livestock Arena
6-11 p.m.Pride of Texas Carnival - Armband night
7 p.m.GPFTS Motorcycle Races
8 p.m.Ventriloquist Kevin Horner Live - Midway
8:30 p.m.Paramount @ Midway Stage
Saturday, July 22
7:30 a.m.Superintendents & Assistants arrive to remove exhibits from display cases
8:30-10 a.m.Release 4-H & Open Class Livestock / Small Animals & clean up barns
9-10 a.m.Release exhibits in Schenk Building
10 a.m.-finishBuilding clean up - everyone’s help needed
5-9 p.m.Professor Farquar - Midway
5 p.m.-midnightRC Cars sponsored by Hays Hobby Shop - Midway
5:30-10 p.m.Hedrick's Petting Zoo
6 p.m.Ventriloquist Kevin Horner Live - Midway
6 p.m.Warrior Motorsports Monster Truck Rides
6-11 p.m. Pride of Texas Carnival - Armband night
6:15 p.m.Registration begins for Pedal Pull - Midway
7 p.m.Kids' Pedal Pull on Midway
Adult Pedal Pull
8 p.m.Ventriloquist Kevin Horner - Midway
8:30 p.m. Sam Unruh, Opening Act @ Midway Stage
10 p.m.Ned LeDoux Concert - Midway Stage
Sunday, July 23
NoonDemolition Derby Pits Open
3 p.m.Demolition Derby begins